Repel borders! Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2010

by Andy on October 12th, 2010 in How to.

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month so we thought we'd contribute by providing some practical, easy to digest and useful information on how to strengthen your PC's defences against attacks.

I'll be discussing what to secure and exactly how to do it, focusing on the ‘how’ more than the ‘why’. Just follow along - it’s easy. Here's what will be covered in some upcoming blogs:

  • User accounts
  • Setting up an administrator account
  • Converting an administrator account to a standard account
  • Securing the built in administrator account
  • Setting up a standard accounts
  • Enabling/configuring the Windows firewall
  • Patching the operating system
  • Setting up auto-updates
  • Installing security software
  • Choosing an Anti-malware solution
  • Installing trusted applications
  • Installing application patching software
  • Running an application patch scan
  • Configuring your Internet browser for security and privacy